Florence Meisenheimer, a longtime Ventura resident, passed away on Friday, September 21, 2012, at the age of 92. She was born on January 23, 1920 to Katherine and Arthur Warner, in Terry, Montana.
Florence was one of eight children. Elementary schooling was in a one room country school with an enrollment of nine students. After graduating from high school, she earned a nursing degree from St. Luke's Hospital in Boise, Idaho.
Florence married Raymond (Ray) Meisenheimer in 1943 and moved to Riverside, California where Ray was stationed at March Air Force Base. She worked at the local hospital while Ray was serving in England during World War II. Upon his return from the service they moved to Ventura, California.
Florence was a nursing supervisor for twenty years at Foster-Community Memorial Hospital. She and Ray were very active in the Ventura, Oxnard and Conejo Gem and Mineral Societies, as well as the California Federation of Mineralogical Societies (CFMS) for over 40 years.
Florence is survived by her son Gene; daughter Barbra; and grandson Joshua.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the CFMS Endowment Fund, Attn: Pat LaRue, P.O. Box 1657, Rialto, CA, 9237, or a favorite charity of your choice.
A graveside service took place on Friday, September 28, 2012 at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, 5400 Valentine Rd., Ventura, with The Reverend Dan Hull officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura. Condolences may be left at TedMayrFuneralHome.com.
Published October 3, 2012